Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Support Local Charities, Support IFCS

Every day, IFCS provides support to our neighbors in need throughout our community. We are able to provide this aid through your support. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to be a beacon of hope. If you are looking to make a real impact this holiday season, in your community, there is no better place than IFCS.


Our Challenges

Providing support isn’t easy or free. We face many challenges providing the support our neighbors in need rely on us for. Here is a sampling:

IMG_3208_croppedHunger Prevention

  • 60 new families, on average, added each month to existing clients served
  • $500 average cost to help each new family with food assistance

Homeless Prevention

  • RENT/MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE — more than 3,000 phone calls annually received requesting help
    2.3% of callers received assistance
  • UTILITY ASSISTANCE — nearly 1,000 phone calls annually received requesting utility assistance
    8% of callers received assistance

20140731_085434Enrichment Programs

  • Ready, Set, School! Helps 550 children ($150 per child)
  • Thanksgiving — 550 families and 100 seniors ($40 per meal)
  • Adopt-a-Family — 500 families and 100 seniors ($300 per Family)

Poverty In My Neighborhood?

While many people think of poverty as the people begging for change at the intersections in downtown Denver, the reality is far different. Suburban poverty is an increasingly difficult issue for communities. The problem is you just don’t see the individuals, families and seniors in need. Make no mistake, suburban poverty is real.

We often think and can see suburban poverty in overly populated homes. Inside the doors and shut away from the public are families sleeping 3, 4, 5 or more to a room and with children sleeping on the floor. It is also prevalent in long-term stay hotels where families cook meals on electric hot plates with children sleeping on the floor or crowded on a bed.

You Can Help

IMG_4321_WEBHelping to end suburban poverty may seem like a monumental task, yet with your support we can people’s lives. From financial donations of $5 to $100k dollars, food and clothing donations and volunteering, you can make an larger impact than you may think.

SONY DSCPlus, you will be helping out a worthy cause that strives to utilize each gift to its fullest. Out of every dollar donated to IFCS, more than 90 cents go directly to those in need. This is due to our focus on being good financial stewards of your support.

Whether you want to donate, volunteer or help in some other way like on our board of directors, your support is key to replacing frowns with smiles. Make a difference in your local community, support IFCS. Pass it on. It matters.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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Yesterday, we put out an appeal for One Can Feed donations, so that we could replenish our Canned Pasta shelf in the IFCS Food Market. Well, our friends David and Ann came to the rescue. They made a monetary donation, so that we could purchase 125 cans at a deep discount. There will be lots of kids and kids-at-heart that have a quick meal. We are 125 meals closer to our goal of providing 130,000 meals of groceries this year. #OneCanFeed

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IFCS was so pleased to receive backpacks from PEO Chapter DH of Denver and Joan Clayton this year. Their mission of furthering girls and women’s education is inspiring! To learn how you can support this important mission, please email ... See MoreSee Less

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Our canned Ravioli & Spaghetti shelves are empty! We want to refill this family favorite by taking your One Can Feed monetary donations and shopping for those things we need most. Can you feed the need, by contributing to the campaign? #OneCanFeed
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#OneCanFeed…Seniors! 1 in 7 Colorado seniors struggle with hunger (deciding between Food and Medicine). One Can Make a difference – learn more at

#OneCanFeed…Families! Nearly 1 in 7 Coloradans struggle with hunger, facing times when there is not enough money to buy food. One Can Make a difference – learn more at

We are pleased to announce the launch of One Can Feed! This is a fundraiser for IFCS to help collect financial and food resources to help others in need. Check out today to see how you can make a difference! #onecanfeed #dogood #charity #colorado

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